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Co-Major (2020)

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Theatre and Drama

Title Theatre and Drama
Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Special requirements There may be a reduction of choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Description Theatre and Drama Studies is a co-major equips students them to be original, versatile and innovative artists. It also provides students with the skills to read these texts critically and creatively. During the major students will develop a thorough understanding of the role and function of dramatic texts and performances in a range of different social and cultural contexts. Students who undertake this major will also be guided in the development of skills in acting, writing, producing and designing the texts studied. Upon completion of the major, graduates will be skilled and confident in their ability to create their own work in a theoretically informed practice.
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Co-Major Structure - 18 credit points

100 Level Units - 3 credit points

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

EGL123 Texting I: Introduction to Literature, Writing and Performance - 3 points

EGL124 Texting II: Introduction to Literature, Writing and Performance - 3 points

200 Level Units - 12 credit points

Core Units - 9 credit points

EGL253 Acting and Performance - 3 points

EGL254 Making Contemporary Theatre - 3 points

EGL255 Theatre in Society - 3 points

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

EGL244 Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: Page and Stage - 3 points

EGL250 Writing for Performance - 3 points

300 Level Units - 3 credit points

Core Unit - 3 credit points

EGL353 Acting and Producing for Stage - 3 points

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